EDLC Hot Tub Update
Please note that the hot tub at the Edson and District Leisure Centre is currently closed. See the release for details.
For information on programs and courses offered by Community Services, please contact Edson & District Leisure Centre Guest Services at (780)723-7665 (POOL). To register online, go to the Home Page of the Town of Edson website and click on Program Registration Activenet.
As our programs are run on a cost-recoverable basis, the minimum number of people must be registered and paid before the program can run. Be sure to register prior to the registration deadline to avoid disappointment! Registrations will be taken on a first come, first serve, paid basis. There will be no phone in registrations.
Forms of payment accepted: Debit/Cash
Courses or programs may be cancelled at the Town's discretion, and complete refunds will be provided to all registrants. Registrants will be contacted should the Town cancel a course or program and/or if there are changes to dates or location.
If registrants withdraw from a course or program prior to the registration deadline, a refund will be issued for the amount of the course/program minus the online transaction fee.
If registrants withdraw from a course or program after the registration deadline has passed, a refund will be issued for the amount of the course/program minus a $10 administration fee plus the online transaction fee.
If registrants withdraw from a course or program after it has already started no refund will be issued.
These refunds will be issued in the form of a credit to the registrant’s Activenet account.
A $25 service charge will be levied on all NSF cheques.
Any personal information provided to the Town of Edson is being collected under the authority of Section 32(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used only in accordance with that act.
The Edson and District Leisure Centre features twin arenas, an indoor swimming pool and a hospitality room.
Arenas & Hospitality Room
- Adult Prime $185
- Youth Prime $105
- Adult Non-Prime $105
- Youth Non-Prime $78
Non-Prime is Monday-Friday 6:30am-3pm. Prime is Mon-Fri 3pm until close & all-day Saturday & Sunday.
*Ice Availability is limited because of our large #of user groups. Please call 780-723-7665 to get your name added to a call list for when ice becomes available, caution that it is often with short notice. We do not have designated rental space it is when user groups are not using their allotted time slots that we are able to sell that ice**
*New Program* Aqua Gentle
Friday March 24th Modified Pool Schedule
Special Event: March 24th Youth Swim - Evening public and lane swim cancelled.
Pool Schedule: Spring Break March 23rd - April 2nd
April 7th Modified Pool Schedule
Please note: We do not sell or provide locks. We encourage patrons to bring their own.
Select memberships are now available for purchase online. Please refer to the Program Registrations ActiveNet link on our website.
For pool inquiries please email Katie Barnes
Courses and Lessons
Swim for Life Swimming Lessons
We have a subsidy program for low income Town of Edson or Yellowhead County Residents to help cover the cost of swimming lessons and other programs. Households can apply for up to $450 that can be used for Community Services programming.
How to apply?
1. Visit https://www.edson.ca/residents/community-development/leisureassist
2. If you are eligible, fill it out.
3. Save it.
4. Email the application form & a copy of the required documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at the Town Office in the night deposit slot with "Attention Krysta" written on it.
Spring Break Swimming Lessons: Registration is March 1st at 6PM, online or in person at the Leisure Centre. Please ensure swimmer's are being registered in the correct level.
April - May Swimming Lessons; Registration is March 15th at 6PM, online or in person at the Leisure Centre.
What Level Should I Register My Swimmer In?
Swimming Lesson Transition Chart- See this document for the transitions to the new lesson formats
Progression Chart - Preschool Program
Progression Chart - Swimmer Program
If the level you need is full please add swimmers name to the waiting list.
Private Swimming Lesson Information
Based on the internationally recognized Swim to Survive standard, the Lifesaving Society Swim for Life Program focuses on basic survival skills and good swimming skills – fun from day one! Swim for Life starts by developing strong foundational skills and personal self-rescue skills, then continues on by challenging swimmers to develop strong swimming strokes. Success oriented and fun for the entire family, there is something for everyone in the Swim for Life program.
Private swimming lessons open for registration on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26 & August 30th.
Lifeguard Courses 2022/2023 One Time Only Discounted Rates - Register Today!
CPR-C (Adult/Child/Infant) - Must be Government Approved
Covers all aspects of CPR skills and theory for adult, child,
and infant casualties, including two-rescuer CPR skills.
CPR-C includes an introduction to the purpose of an AED
and how they are used.
EDLC is offering this course December 17, 2022 - Alternatively check Edson & District Community Learning, Chlyn Safety, Rocky Mountain Medical Services or Konnect Safety for more date options.
Lifesaving Bronze Medallion
Bronze Medallion challenges the candidate both mentally
and physically. Judgment, knowledge, skill, and fitness – the
four components of water rescue – form the basis of Bronze
Medallion training. Candidates acquire the assessment and
problem-solving skills needed to make good decisions in, on,
and around the water. Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for
assistant lifeguard training in Bronze Cross.
Prerequisite(s): Bronze Star (need not be current) or
minimum of 13 years of age.
EDLC is offering this course March 3 & 4. Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta.
Standard First Aid - Must be Government Approved
Standard First Aid provides comprehensive training
covering all aspects of first aid and CPR. This course
is for those who want an in-depth understanding of
first aid such as: medical/legal aspects, spinal injuries,
heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, abdominal
and chest injuries, burns, and medical emergencies.
Includes CPR-C certification.
Participants in workplace first aid programs are
required to achieve 70% or higher on a written exam
to receive certification.
Lifesaving Standard First Aid is Government of Alberta
and Government of Northwest Territories workplace
EDLC is offering this course January 3 - 4. Alternatively check Edson & District Community Learning, Chlyn Safety, Rocky Mountain Medical Services or Konnect Safety for more date options.
Bronze Cross begins the transition from lifesaving to
lifeguarding and prepares candidates for responsibilities
as assistant lifeguards. Candidates strengthen and expand
their lifesaving skills and begin to apply the principles
and techniques of active surveillance in aquatic facilities.
Bronze Cross emphasizes the importance of teamwork and
communication in preventing and responding to aquatic
emergencies. Bronze Cross is a prerequisite for advanced
training in the Society’s National Lifeguard and leadership
Prerequisite(s): Bronze Medallion (need not be current),
current Alberta workplace approved Standard First Aid.
EDLC is offering this course March 23, 24 & 25. Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta.
Step 5/6: The order in of these 2 courses does not matter
Lifesaving Swim Instructor
Swim Instructors are responsible for teaching and evaluating
candidates participating in the Swim for Life® and Canadian
Swim Patrol programs.
The Swim Instructor course prepares Instructors to apply
level 1 leadership competencies and strategies while
teaching and evaluating.
Prerequisite(s): minimum 16 years old, Bronze Cross or
higher (need not be current).
Town of Hinton is offering this course March 27th - 31st. Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta.
Lifesaving National Lifeguard Pool
National Lifeguard Pool trains lifeguards in safety
supervision and rescue in a pool environment.
Prerequisite(s): Bronze Cross (need not be current),
current AB workplace approved Standard First Aid (Aquatic
Emergency Care is recommended), and minimum 16 years
EDLC is offering this course March 27 - 31. Alternatively check the www.lifesaving.org for courses being offered around Alberta.
Address: 1021 - 49 Street
Mail: P.O. Box 6300, Edson, AB T7E 1A0
Extension #1 - Reception
Extension #2 - Aquatics Supervisor Katie Barnes
Extension #3 - Recreation Administrative Assistant Shawna Ford
Extension #4- Recreation Manager Krysta Hawboldt